Virtual Conference + Supports
In addition to creating and curating information and resources for our families, we are simultaneously taking a proactive approach to serving our 5,000 members across the state and beyond during this unprecedented crisis.
As part of our 5-year Strategic Plan - well before the COVID-19 outbreak - we were deeply involved in research on the latest tools, including virtual tools, that could help us meet our families’ needs in every way possible as we head into the future.
Now, with the developments of the last several weeks, we have kicked our operation into high gear.
With the cancellation of our 36th Annual Conference in particular, we have been working diligently to plan a Virtual Annual Conference.
We are determined to find and take advantage of all of the incredible opportunities the newest technology represents.
As you may know, our 2020 theme that we announced at the beginning of the year is Trailblazers, and our virtual conference will be a showcase for how MDSC and our community are truly trailblazing a path to the future through innovative research.
But that’s not all. We are also looking well beyond our Annual Conference as we consider every aspect of MDSC’s programming and develop ways that families can connect virtually through innovative technologies.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share more about the ways we will be helping families connect to us at the MDSC and with each other through all our Family Support Programs.
To make a referral to our Parents First Call Program, you can reach us at
or if you have questions about any of our support group programs you can reach us at